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 Darien Lake made the news this week-end with many arrests after 3 concerts were held there.  On Wednesday night, nearly 100 persons were arrested on various charges, the vast for underage drinking at the Dave Matthews Band Concert.  On Friday it was the Kid Rock concert.  34 year old Craig Lawson of Ontario Canada was charged with assault after he allegedly punched another person in the face.  That victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center by Mercy Flight.  35 year old Jordan Apps of Fort Erie, Ontario as charged with criminal mischief after he allegedly punched a car window out.


Then on Saturday it was the Vans Warped Concert.  One concert goer was charged with DWI twice.  Once after the concert and again on route 19 in LeRoy.  He’s identified as Charles Oshea of East Main Street in LeRoy.  In addition to the DWI’s, he also was charged with several other vehicle infractions in both arrests. 

24 year ol Shalanda Darden of Rochester was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and other person was charged with underage drinking.


An accident early Sunday morning resulted in the injury to a passenger and the arrest of the driver.  The passenger fell off the back of a pick-up truck that was moving.  He was taken to UMMC for treatment.  The driver, a 17 year old from West Seneca was charged with DWI and several other traffic infractions. 


Batavia City Council will be meeting in a Business and a Conference session tonight, starting at 7PM.  It will be held in the Council Board Room on the second floor of the Batavia City entre.  The public may speak at the meeting by signing in with the City Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.  

Congressman Chris Collins is offering office hours for constituents in July at several locations across the district. Collins will have staff members on hand at locations in Batavia, Victor, Newfane, Alden and Medina to assist people from the district on federal matters. These include Social Security benefits, Medicare, the Small Business Administration and others. The exact dates and times for the office hours are listed on the congressman's web site. Collins says office hours will not change at his district offices in Lancaster and Geneseo.
Collins representatives will be here in Batavia at the Senior Center on Wednesday, July 17th from noon to 2pm.

A man and a woman are missing and presumed dead after they fell into the Niagara River near the falls. Officials say a 22-year-old Amherst man was hiking at Whirlpool State Park Saturday when he fell into the water and did not surface. In a separate incident, a woman reportedly went over the American Falls at Prospect Point. If the cases are confirmed as drownings, it would mean a total of five people have drowned in Western New York waterways since Thursday

Around 500 bicyclists are spending this week on a 400 mile ride from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canal. The 15th annual Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour launched from the Nichols School on Amherst Street in Buffalo yesterday morning. The tour will follow the Canalway Trail, which is around two-thirds completed, with riders arriving in Albany on Sunday. The first day of travel brought riders to the Amherst Erie Canal Museum, then to view the locks in Lockport, and they will head to Rochester today.

First Anthony Weiner now Elliot Spitzer. The former New York governor who resigned in scandal five years ago has told the "New York Times" that he will enter the race for NYC Comptroller. Spitzer says he wants to get back into politics and hopes New Yorkers give him a second chance. The 54-year Spitzer will now face off in the Democratic Primary against a number of candidates including Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.



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